The plaintive mewling of mid-’90s British alt rock has been largely silenced since Oasis devolved into a fight between siblings and Radiohead got wrapped up in synthesizers. If you’re looking for something new that sounds like it’s from that two-decade-old scene, your new favorite band is Other Lives. But the group doesn’t hail from rainy England—lead singer Jesse Tabish perfected his wail in Stillwater, Okla. Lyrically, many tracks deal with the emotionally fraught arena of love, but what makes Other Lives truly captivating to watch is its delicately layered instrumentals. The combination of bass, cello, and piano with a smattering of suspended cymbal sounds lush and beautiful, even more so when you see the band members create it in person. You can get an idea of what it looks like by watching videos of the band play on YouTube, but do yourself a favor and witness the magic at Rock & Roll Hotel instead. Other Lives performs with Riothorse Royale at 8 p.m. at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $18. (202) 388-7635. rockandrollhoteldc.com.